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Grandma: Enjoying Every Minute of her Visit

It’s that time of year again. I am hardly home, household chores are piling up, my paperwork at work is suffering. I have less time for friends, my healthy *wink *wink diet falters, and I will gain 5 pounds that undoubtedly will never seem to come off. Heck I’m even cutting it close with this post […]

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Since the Death of My Mother You Have Mothered Me

My mother died when I was 33. She was an overbearing, loud, feisty, Italian mother and she was my best friend. Looking back I was probably inappropriately co-dependent on my mother but being an only child, and a daughter no less, that was simply how our relationship existed. I went to my mother for everything. […]

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A Letter to My Husband on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a heart-warming holiday filled with flowers, chocolate and candlelit dinners. Our kids get excited about sharing valentines with their classmates. We try to decide if these valentines will be store-bought or Pinterest-worthy. There are many variations of the history of St. Valentine and how his story evolved into a production of love notes […]

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